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Revolutionary Girl Utena comes to Blu-ray starting in July! – All the Anime


It’s been a long time since we first announced we’d be releasing the classic series, Revolutionary Girl Utena, on Blu-ray in the UK. As has been the case some titles in our catalogue, it can far longer than anticipated before we’re able to spill the beans on when you’ll be able add said title to your collection. But the time has finally come to tell you what we have planned for this classic series!

We’re going into greater detail in this blog post below, but to give you the cliff notes, you’ll be able to add the series to your Blu-ray collection starting with Part 1 on 13th July.

And if that wasn’t enough we’re also going to be having a special very limited bonus exclusively at our AllTheAnime.com online shop! Pre-orders for Part 1 and a special complete series bundle opportunity begin at our shop begin tomorrow (Friday 22nd May).
You can visit the corresponding listings at our online shop in the link below –

VIEW AT ALL THE ANIME

and read on below in this mammoth sized blog post for all the juicy details!


ABOUT
REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA

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Synopsis: ‘’Never lose that strength or nobility, even when you grow up.’’ When Utena was just a child and in the depths of sorrow, she found salvation in those words. They were the words of a prince, who wrapped her in his rose-scented embrace and bestowed upon her both a ring and the promise that it would lead her to him again. She never forgot the encounter. In fact, she was so impressed that she aspired to be like the prince and also help those in need.

Now a spirited teenager, Utena attends the prestigious Ohtori Academy. However, her strong sense of chivalry soon places her at odds with the school’s student council and thrusts her into a series of mysterious and dangerous duels against its members.

Director: Kunihiko Ikuhara (Sailor Moon, Penguindrum, Yurikuma Arashi)

Original broadcast year: 1997


WHAT DO YOU HAVE PLANNED FOR THE SERIES?

Utena 2To begin with, the series will be getting released over 3 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray sets total. Each volume encompassing one particular arc of the series. All three parts will be getting released trade wide; so they’re not exclusive to any on retailer.

That said, exclusively at our AllTheAnime.com online shop there will be a special limited opportunity bonus for customers. (More details on that below.)
We’re going to be splitting the information below into particular sections –

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Pre-ordering details for Part 1 & Bundle Opportunities; one of the bundle having additional items!

So let’s start with Part 1.


REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: PART 1

Product: Revolutionary Girl Utena: Part 1 “The Student Council Arc”
Format: Blu-ray Ltd Collector’s Edition w/ AllTheAnime.com Exclusive Bonus
Release date: 13th July 2020
Cat. No.: ANI0568
Suggested Retail Price*: £59.99

*Suggested retail price is the maximum price a retailer could charge for the product. However, once retailers factor in their own discounts, the regular price will be cheaper. 

Part 1 will all come packed in a rigid case, depicting some of the fantastic artwork on each side of the case. Inside you’ll get the first 12 episodes of the series, known as “The Student Council Arc”, over three Blu-ray discs stores inside an amaray case. Additionally you’ll also find a poster and 5 art cards, each depicting some more of the fantastic art created for the series.

Here’s a closer look at the rigid case for Part 1 –

Both sides of the rigid case of Part 1

Both sides of the rigid case of Part 1

On the discs themselves, all 12 episodes will have viewing options in both English (2.0) and original Japanese (5.1 & 2.0) with English subtitles. On-disc extras being textless versions of the Opening and Ending title sequences, Japanese commercials and the Rondo – Revolution Music Video.
So with that in mind, let’s take a look at the visual for Part 1 –

Revolutionary Girl Utena: Part 1 Blu-ray Collector's Ed. w/ Bonus AllTheAnime.com Exclusive Box

Revolutionary Girl Utena: Part 1 Blu-ray Collector’s Ed. w/ Bonus AllTheAnime.com Exclusive Box

BUT, I mentioned there would be a bonus for limited time opportunity exclusively for our AllTheAnime.com online shop customers! (And to be fair you’ve probably noticed it in the image above already.) We’re delighted to say that (while stock lasts) with this Part 1 Blu-ray Collector’s Edition set there will be an additional box included that will hold all three parts of the series!

There will only be 300 of the bonus box itself. And it will be available to order with Part 1 on its own, or as part of a complete series bundle offer (more on that later in this post.) Here’s a closer look at the box –

The AllTheAnime.com Exclusive Bonus Box that comes with Part 1 (while stock lasts.)

The AllTheAnime.com Exclusive Bonus Box that comes with Part 1 (while stock lasts.)

Worth noting it’s difficult to show in this type of visual, but the black logo you see on the box will utilise a special spot-uv finish, so it will pop out in the light! It’s going to looking amazing.

NOTE – Also, if you think the orientation of the logo on the spine is unusual, don’t worry, it’ll be the correct way around for the final retail product

And you can also see a preview of how all three volumes will sit inside the box too in the visual above, though as mentioned in the image, volumes 2 & 3 are sold separately.
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Product: Revolutionary Girl Utena: Part 1 “The Student Council Arc”
Format: Blu-ray Ltd Collector’s Edition (General Retail Version)
Release date: 13th July 2020
Cat. No.: ANI0366
Suggested Retail Price*: £59.99

*Suggested retail price is the maximum price a retailer could charge for the product. However, once retailers factor in their own discounts, the regular price will be cheaper. 

As mentioned earlier, Part 1 will be available from other retailers (such as Amazon, Zavvi, etc) however that won’t include the AllTheAnime.com exclusive bonus box mentioned above, but apart from that the contents are the same.

So just to this version itself individually for a moment, here’s a visual of the how “General Retail Version”, as we refer to it internally, will look –

Revolutionary Girl Utena: Part 1 Blu-ray Collector's Ed. (General Retail Version)

Revolutionary Girl Utena: Part 1 Blu-ray Collector’s Ed. (General Retail Version)


REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: PART 2

Product: Revolutionary Girl Utena: Part 2 ” ”
Format: Blu-ray Ltd Collector’s Edition w/ AllTheAnime.com Exclusive Bonus
Release date: 13th July 2020
Cat. No.: ANI0367
Suggested Retail Price*: £59.99

*Suggested retail price is the maximum price a retailer could charge for the product. However, once retailers factor in their own discounts, the regular price will be cheaper. 

Keeping in theme with the first part, Part 2 will come packed in a rigid case. Inside that you’ll find an amaray case containing episodes 13-24 of the series, known as “The Black Rose Saga”, withEnglish (2.0) and original Japanese (5.1 & 2.0) with English subtitles viewing options.

Also inside the rigid case will be a poster (34x40cm) and 5 art cards depicting more of the fantastic art created for the series.

Here’s a look at the rigid case for Part 2 –

Both sides of the rigid case of Part 2

Both sides of the rigid case of Part 2

And here’s a visual for for the entire Part 2 release –

Revolutionary Girl Utena: Part 2 Blu-ray Collector's Ed.

Revolutionary Girl Utena: Part 2 Blu-ray Collector’s Ed.

In terms of additional content on the discs, there is an Animated Art Boards Gallery, Japanese promo, and interviews with director Kunihiko Ikuhara!


REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA: PART 3

Product: Revolutionary Girl Utena: Part 3
Format: Blu-ray Ltd Collector’s Edition
Release date: 13th July 2020
Cat. No.: ANI0368
Suggested Retail Price*: £59.99

*Suggested retail price is the maximum price a retailer could charge for the product. However, once retailers factor in their own discounts, the regular price will be cheaper. 

And we come to the third and final volume of our releases. Packaging wise, keeping in the same theme as with the first two part the contents will come packed in a rigid case displaying some of the art on either side of. Inside the rigid case there will be an amaray case holding the four Blu-ray discs – Did I say 4? Yes I did! More on that in a moment – plus a landscape poster (34x40cm) and 5 artcards showing more of the great art of the series

Here’s a look at the rigid case for Part 3 –

Both sides of the rigid case of Part 3

Both sides of the rigid case of Part 3

I mentioned there would be four Blu-ray discs included in this Part 3 set.

The reason for that is as well as containing the the remaining episodes of the series – episodes 25-39, also known as “The Apocalypse Saga”, with bothEnglish (2.0) and original Japanese (5.1 & 2.0) with English subtitles viewing options over three of the discs.

On-disc extra across these three discs are Interviews with Kunihiko Ikuhara (continuing from ones included with Part 2), Animated Art Board: Part 2 gallery, Interviews with Cast & Crew: Kunihiko Ikuhara, Tomoko Kawakami (Japanese voice of Utena), Yuriko Fuchizaki (Japanese voice of Anthy Himemiya), Rozanne Beck, Mandy Bonhomme (English voice of Jury Arisugawa), Carol Jacobanis (English voice of Akio), Leah Applebaum (English voice of Nanami), Jimmy Zoppi (Englihs voice of Miki), Josh Mosby (English voice of Akio) and Sharon Becker.

Plus textless closing title sequences #2-#4, Dueling Theme Karaoke, Japanese commercials, and Japanese staff commentaries on episodes 27, 38 & 39 featuring director Kunihiko Ikuhara and the original manga artist, Chiho Saito!

The fourth disc in the set will the Revolutionary Girl Utena Movie! On the disc will be the film with bothEnglish (2.0) and original Japanese (5.1 & 2.0) with English subtitles viewing options.

Additionally there will also be a director’s commentary of the film, a Behind the Scenes featurette on the recording of the English dub, and trailers for the film!

Here’s a visual of Part 3 –

Revolutionary Girl Utena: Part 3 Blu-ray Collector's Ed.

Revolutionary Girl Utena: Part 3 Blu-ray Collector’s Ed.


PRE-ORDERS LAUNCH AT ALLTHEANIME.COM TOMORROW (22ND MAY)

 ~Bundle OpportunitIES; ONE OF THEM HAS additional exclusive ITEMS!

Utena 4We know a lot of you have been waiting a long time for us to release this classic franchise, so we wanted to make sure we could give you some options when it came to being able to pre-order our releases.

So we’re happy to day that tomorrow (Friday 22nd May) at 5pm there will be a special bundle opportunity where you can pre-order all three volumes for one special price! And yes (while stock lasts) that will include the AllTheAnime.com Exclusive Bonus Box we said would come with Part 1 as well!

But, to sweeten the pot a little more, we have two versions of the bundle offer for, as one will have some additional items too!

Of course if you’re just wanting to order product by product over time, we’ll also have an option for ordering Part 1 with the Bonus AllTheAnime.com Exclusive Box specifically too.

So let’s break this down –

Utena Bundle 2 offer_POBUNDLE OFFER #1

This Bundle offer is slightly different slightly more expensive, as we have a very limited amount of additional items we have which couldn’t be factored into our release of the franchise. And there will only be 80 units total available of this particular bundle.

These additional items being a replica Rose Seal Ring; a replica Black Rose Seal ring; and a 250+ page art book that were created to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the franchise!

So the complete contents of this particular bundle is

— Revolutionary Girl Utena: Part 1 Blu-ray Collector’s Edition w/ Bonus AllTheAnime.com Exclusive Bonus Box
— Revolutionary Girl Utena: Part 2 Blu-ray Collector’s Edition
— Revolutionary Girl Utena: Part 3 Blu-ray Collector’s Edition
— 20th Anniversary replica Rose Seal Ring & replica Black Rose Seal Ring
— 20th Anniversary 250+ page art book!

BUNDLE OFF #1 PRICE: £114.99

VERY IMPORTANT —> Now the key detail with this bundle #1 Offer is the following: these additional items mentioned will be shipped separately to the 3 Collector’s Edition volumes. (Simply put, the stock of the items in questions are currently in a premises we are unable to get access to due to Government mandated lockdowns. So we don’t know when we’ll be able to ship them, but suffice to say as soon as we can, we will.)

You can view the listing for this at our AllTheAnime online shop in the link below —

View Bundle #1 listing at All The Anime


 

Utena Bundle 1 offer_POBUNDLE OFFER #2

While stock lasts, you can pre-order a bundle that will include –

— Revolutionary Girl Utena: Part 1 Blu-ray Collector’s Edition w/ Bonus AllTheAnime.com Exclusive Bonus Box
— Revolutionary Girl Utena: Part 2 Blu-ray Collector’s Edition
— Revolutionary Girl Utena: Part 3 Blu-ray Collector’s Edition

BUNDLE OFFER #2 PRICE: £99.99
You can view the listing for this bundle at our AllTheAnime online shop in the link below —

View Bundle #2 listing at All The Anime



Early Bird Pre-order Offer on

Revolutionary Girl Utena: Part 1 Blu-ray Collector’s Edition w/ Bonus AllTheAnime.com Exclusive Box

From 5pm, Friday 22nd May until Thursday 28th May 2020 pre-order this for £39.99
(SRP: £59.99)

View the listing at our AllTheAnime.com online shop in the link below —

VIEW PART 1 LISTING AT ALL THE ANIME

There will only be 100 units of Part 1 with the Bonus AllTheAnime.com Exclusive Box available to order. If/when the allocation is reached the listing will be replaced by a product page for the general retail version (as noted above earlier in this post.)


And with all that being said, that concludes this mammoth post about what we have planned for our release of Revolutionary Girl Utena! We hope you’re looking forward to add this to you collection.

Signing out~!

Jeremy

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